Who’s to blame?

Who’s to blame?

Rush LimbaughI was listening to Rush Limbaugh this morning. He was blaming voters for installing President Obama in the Oval Office.

But he missed a step. Shouldn’t we first be blaming himself and other Republicans for nominating such duds as the Bushes, McCain and Romney?

More than 50 years ago, JFK used to ask of Republicans, “Where do they get these candidates?”

Despite all the changes in the past five decades, that hasn’t changed.

And Kennedy didn’t mean the great Barry Goldwater, whom he was friends with from their Senate days. The two pals planned to hold a series of debates around the country during the 1964 election, but JFK was shot. He was succeeded by LBJ, who refused to debate Goldwater and ran one of the most vicious campaigns in history, especially the infamous “Daisy” Mushroom Commercial that Bill Moyers (yes, the PBS guy — he’s always lived off our tax money) ginned up.

That reminds me of the old conservative quip. “People said that if I voted for Goldwater, we’d get war and death. I voted for Goldwater, and we got war and death” — but under supposed peacenik LBJ, of course, who won his mendacious election in a landslide.

Kennedy meant guys like Nelson Rockefeller and George Romney (father of Mitt).

Anyway, if they want to win, Republicans obviously need to start again nominating candidates in the Goldwater-Reagan mold.

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  1. ExPFCWintergreen
    ExPFCWintergreen 25 April, 2014, 12:21

    Heh. The GOP nationwide and here in CA especially are falling over themselves to become the Establishment Party — Karl Rove, Boehner, Bush, Romney, Kashkari, and would rather lose ground in the next election rather than allow infidels like Rand Paul or Ted Cruz make headway.

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  2. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 25 April, 2014, 13:33

    Me and lil Daisy there both have the same math and counting skillz… 😉

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  3. NTHEOC
    NTHEOC 25 April, 2014, 14:16

    Is Rush still hooked on the OXY’s??

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  4. Ted O'Steele, CEO
    Ted O'Steele, CEO 26 April, 2014, 10:21

    John– You listen to Rush?

    Do you take drugs too? Seems like a waste of your fine mind.

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  5. maximilian
    maximilian 26 April, 2014, 13:29

    We need candidates, other than tax-and-spend and lead-from-behind Democrats like Obama, Reid, Holder and Pelosi, to step forth and solve the problems of today. Obama has far-exceeded his authority (someone should & will file impeachment charges) and reveals that the problem is much deeper than merely having him as our President. As the former Czech Republic Prime Minister Vaclav Klaus) stated, Obama “is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their president” Republican, Libertarian…anyone but another Democrat.

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  6. Ted O'Steele, CEO
    Ted O'Steele, CEO 29 April, 2014, 21:50

    Good ideas Max—- PERFECT!! You are either a good Repub or Libertarian! Get some energy going on the impeachment! SUPER good idea!!!

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